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A Beauty Spot For Lautoka

Fiji’s second city has embarked on a beautification project for its wharf area. The Lautoka Wharf Roundabout Beautification Project was launched on Tuesday by the Minister for Local Government, Housing
23 Apr 2015 08:51
A Beauty Spot For Lautoka
Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Parveen Kumar (garlanded), with Turaga na Tui Vuda Ratu Eparama Kitione Tavaiqia watches the display. Photo: Sheetal Prasad

Fiji’s second city has embarked on a beautification project for its wharf area.

The Lautoka Wharf Roundabout Beautification Project was launched on Tuesday by the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Parveen Kumar.

The programme was initiated to provide a change to the entry to the port and to Lautoka City through the roundabout.

This beautification project is a walkway with boards that feature history and information about Lautoka City.

The commissioning of the project was warmly welcomed by the Lautoka Town Council Chief Executive Officer Jone Nakauvadra.

Along with the minister and council officials, respective elders and representatives of the Lautoka Chamber of Commerce and Industries were present.

The unveiling of the plaque and the 10 murals was witnessed also by students of Sunshine Special School and Delana Primary School.

During the launch, Mr Kumar said the change was to incorporate a new roundabout.

“With additional lanes and the centrepiece with donations of the anchor from the Fiji Sugar Corporation and the Chander Lock Family,” he said.

“This beautification project was part of the overall plan to show Lautoka in a new light as LCC over the past three years have done extensive work.

“In upgrading roads, botanical gardens, pathways, sports amenities in and around Churchill Park and the Multi-Purpose Court.

“It also embarked on a series of beautification projects around the market and bus stand.”

Each of the murals has the main theme of the port and the sugar industry on it as a tribute to the origins of the city.

“The opening of the Lautoka Sugar Mill in 1903 marked the beginning of Lautoka as we now know it,” Mr Kumar said.

“LCC team has continued with these works and I look forward to seeing more initiatives from them to make the Sugar City ship shape and shining for residents and visitors.”

Mr Kumar made a special appeal to business concerns and property owners to contribute to the cleanliness and beautification of their towns and cities.

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